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Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards
August 19, 2014

Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
August 14, 2014

Army Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in Honor of Arlington County Fire Department

Ceremony held Aug. 20, 9am, at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. Media must register by Aug. 19.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives
June 24, 2014

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Early this morning, smoke alarms saved the lives of a sleeping family in Arlington. This family survived because they had working smoke alarms in the home and knew exactly what to do in a fire emergency. This incident is a reminder for everyone that working smoke alarms save lives; ACFD urges everyone to install and regularly check smoke alarms.
June 16, 2014

New Alert System Brings Instant Emergency Warnings; Where and When You Need Them for Arlington County Residents and Visitors

New emergency alert system being rolled out on June 25, 2014 Residents and visitors need to register to receive emergency alerts More notification options and enhanced capabilities
Arlington County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship to Wakefield High Student
May 27, 2014

Arlington County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship to Wakefield High Student

The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, on May 27, 2014 presented Arlington resident Kiana Carter a $1,000 scholarship
May 23, 2014

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The cost of preparing your family for an emergency will drop the week of May 25-31, National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
Arlington County Kicks Off “Building Safety is No Accident”
April 22, 2014

Arlington County Kicks Off “Building Safety is No Accident”

The Arlington County Board today launched Arlington's participation in Building Safety Month with a public proclamation during the April Recessed County Board Meeting.
Arlington Certifies First Two Commercial Buildings for First Responder Network
April 22, 2014

Arlington Certifies First Two Commercial Buildings for First Responder Network

Chairman Jay Fisette and Arlington’s public safety chiefs today presented Monday Properties (for 1812 N. Moore Street) and Penzance (for 3001/3003 Washington Blvd.) with the County’s first certifications for public safety operable communications within a commercial building. The installation of the First Responder Network enables public safety officials – including fire, rescue, and police – to communicate within the building during any emergency.
Arlington Opens State-of-the-Art Fire Training Facility
April 01, 2014

Arlington Opens State-of-the-Art Fire Training Facility

The public is invited to an open house of ACFD's new tactical training facility -- Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to tour the new facility and view live demonstrations. The new facility provides Arlington County with significant advancements and more realistic training scenarios specifically tailored to the County’s needs.
March 18, 2014

Investigation Continues into South Arlington House Fire That Killed Two

Fire Marshals and the Arlington County Police Department , with support from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), continue to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed two lives Saturday, March 15 at 1913 South Langley Street.
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